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NWSL expanding regular season, playoffs in 2024

The National Women's Soccer League announced the framework for its 190-game 2024 schedule on Thursday, a slate that includes an expanded eight-team playoff competing for the NWSL title.

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2dCharlotte Gibson

Angel City signs Alyssa Thompson's sister, Gisele

Angel City FC signed Los Angeles native and defender Gisele Thompson to a three-year plus one-year option contract, the club confirmed to ESPN ahead of officially announcing the move Thursday.

Gomez not convinced Rodman is the player to build the USWNT around (1:36)
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5dKyle Bonagura

TST adds 8-team women's event with $1M prize

The Soccer Tournament, a 7-on-7, $1 million, winner-take-all event that debuted in the summer, announced it will return this year and include an eight-team women's field that will also have a million-dollar prize.

USWNT stars 'excited' about new era under Emma Hayes (0:44)
Priestman expecting emotional ending for 'greatest of all time' Sinclair (0:44)
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Sam Kerr, Kristie Mewis announce engagement

Australian football star Sam Kerr and U.S. women's national team player Kristie Mewis announced their engagement in an Instagram post Tuesday.

Is Alex Morgan's USWNT career over after roster omission? (1:49)
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19dJeff Carlisle

Alex Morgan left off USWNT roster vs. China

U.S. women's national team interim manager Twila Kilgore has named a 26-player roster ahead of a pair of December friendlies against China, one that omits several USWNT mainstays and includes 11 players with fewer than 10 caps.

Purce: Hayes knows exactly what she needs to do with the USWNT (0:36)
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Bay FC, Utah Royals make first NWSL signings

National Women's Soccer League expansion teams Bay FC and Utah Royals both made their first player signings on Wednesday, ahead of making their debuts in the league next year.

Rapinoe: Injury in final game was devastating (0:56)
Krieger reflects on 'perfect ending' after winning NWSL title (0:49)
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28dCesar Hernandez

Rapinoe ends career with injury, loss in title game

Megan Rapinoe's professional soccer career ended in cruel fashion on Saturday, as an injury forced the OL Reign star to be substituted in just the sixth minute of her team's 2-1 loss to NJ/NY Gotham FC in the NWSL championship game.

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Gotham beats OL Reign to win first NWSL title

World Cup winner Esther González scored the go-ahead goal on a header in first-half stoppage time and Gotham FC survived a wild finish to beat OL Reign 2-1 on Saturday in the NWSL championship game.

Spiders invade Gotham FC press conference ahead of NWSL final (0:38)
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29dCesar Hernández

NWSL boss to head Women's Leagues Forum

A group of professional women's leagues and governing bodies from across the globe have joined together to form the Women's League Forum, NWSL commissioner Jessica Berman announced on Friday.

NWSL commissioner plans to expand to 16 teams by 2026 (1:13)
Berman: NWSL Championship a fairytale end to season (1:14)